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Months of speculation about Bruce Jenner‘s appearance have seemingly been explained as someone from his circle claims he is, in fact, becoming a woman.

Someone close to the Kardashian-Jenner camp told People magazine that Bruce has decided that it’s time to become a female. “Bruce is transitioning to a woman,” the insider said. “He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing. He’s in such a great space. That’s why it’s the perfect time to do something like this.”

E! has documented nearly every moment of the Kardashians’ lives for years, and this journey will be no different. According to the source, who is close to the family, cameras will be rolling as the Olympian changes genders. No set air date has been locked down, but People reports that it will be broadcast at some point this year. “It will air when he is ready to be open about his transition,” the source stated. “But he’s acting more and more confident and seems very happy.”

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Supposedly, Bruce is hoping that the docu-series will help other people making their own transitions. “[The family] really want to empower him to tell his story so that hopefully he can help other people too. That’s the goal.”

While Bruce has found some peace about making this switch, it hasn’t been a quick one. Instead of smacking everyone with a surprise announcement, Bruce has been taking little steps in order to give the people around him time to adjust to his decision to live life as a woman.

“He’s being very smart about and also respectful about his transition,” the tipster stated. “Instead of completely shocking everyone, his changes have been subtle, and his family has had the chance to slowly get used to his new looks and life.”

Earlier this month, In Touch magazine got into huge trouble for Photoshopping an image of him to depict him wearing women’s clothing and a full face of makeup.

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His family has been much more supportive of his transition, though. He has six kids on his own, including his two youngest Kendall and Kylie Jenner. “The [kids’] concern seems to be Bruce’s happiness, and he acts very pleased with his new life,” the insider said, adding that not everyone is completely excited about Bruce’s decision. “It is an intense thing. Of course not everyone is 100 percent on board. Different people have different reactions. But everybody loves him.”

During a recent chat with “ET,” his step-daughter Kim Kardashian stated, “I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he’ll share whenever the time is right.”

She claimed that he’s “doing awesome,” and the insider said that he’s feeling a lot more free to be himself these days. “He has come out to those closest to him,” says the family source. “He’s so happy and excited. He gets to lay down a huge bag of bricks. He’s been through a dark period and is coming out on the other side.”


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